STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST I
Class Code: 5138-21 Date Established: 10-22-91
Occupational Code: 7-1-3 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To analyze and interpret human resources information to make preliminary recommendations for the development and modification of statewide personnel functions.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Interviews state employees to obtain data used in tracking job vacancies, classifying positions, setting minimum job qualifications, or developing recruiting strategies.
· Schedules, administers and scores written examinations, including compiling and maintaining testing statistics.
· Reviews and analyzes examination construction methods to ensure compliance with EEO and affirmative action guidelines.
· Conducts position reviews and classifies state positions according to class evaluation plan standards.
· Reviews applications for employment to certify candidate qualifications according to established administrative standards.
· Provides technical assistance to state agency personnel in various areas of human resources management, including staff development, performance evaluations and management training.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing related or similar work, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study preferably in personnel management, business administration, public administration, education, or one of the social sciences. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years' experience in personnel management functions such as interviewing, conducting job classification studies, performing job analysis or job audit evaluations, developing personnel selection or applicant assessment methods, writing job specifications, developing job qualifications, or in personnel recruiting.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver's license and access to transportation for use in statewide travel.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of basic personnel administration principles and procedures. Knowledge of various professional, technical, industrial and administrative occupations and the ability to relate same to positions in state service. Knowledge of methods used in test construction and the ability to explain same to employees and applicants. Knowledge of the federal statutes that relate to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Ability to conduct job analysis and develop job tasks. Ability to meet with and counsel employees and applicants on personnel-related matters. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with applicants, employees, supervisors, department heads and the public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02